Hints and Tips - Tracking

From: Michael Lunch
Sent: 10 June 1999
Subject: A7 Steering toe in

In the Austin companion thered is some confusion about the toe-in setting. I have it setup now as parallel - or very slight toe in - say 1/16" (difficult to measure!)

Does this sound OK?

Mike


From: David Cochrane
Sent: 11 June 1999
To: Mike Lunch
Subject: Re: A7 Steering

Mike,

I would set it at about 1/8" toe-in, then keep monitoring the front tyres for wear. If you can feel any feathering on the tread, adjust the toe-in accordingly.

Regards,

David Cochrane,
Rugby, England.


From: Bob Zwart
Sent: 11 June 1999
To: David Cochrane
cc: Mike Lunch
Subject: Re: A7 Steering

I have found an easy wasy of doing alignment for my limited driving of my MG TC , I have a shiny painted garage floor available so I just take it out of gear and push it across the floor forward and listen to the tires. If they both squeak as the car rolls, then I adjust the steering arm for the toe in until I hear no sound. Then the car goes and handles nicely. Sometimes it may be only one wheel squeaks. Try a long straight board parallel to the tires on each side to check tracking. That helps get you started if you haven't done a rough align. I know some "toe in" is right. Try that after you get a good tracking without squeak.

You see I am NOT PUSHING MY 52 YEAR OLD CAR TO THE LIMIT

BOB


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